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8th Annual AIE Summer Intensive

Kimberli Boyd's workshop: Moving Forward in Community: Focusing on Key Aspects of Sociocultural Anthropology Through Movement and Creative Dance

Kimberli Boyd’s workshop: Moving Forward in Community: Focusing on Key Aspects of Sociocultural Anthropology Through Movement and Creative Dance

The 8th Annual AIE Summer Intensive took place last week August 13th and 14th at Marygrove College. The main focus of the Intensive this year was The Quest to Understand Humankind: Arts in the Classroom THrough the Lens of Anthropology. Teachers, teaching artists, and educators participated in sessions ranging from dance, music, visual arts, and theater.

Mark Stone's session: Exploring Music through the Lens of an Archaeological Anthropologist

Mark Stone’s session: Exploring Music through the Lens of an Archaeological Anthropologist

This year presenters included Marygrove College Humanities Professor Karen Davis, Marygrove College English Professor Michael Martin, Detroit Rep Theater Director Misfordean Luster, musician and teacher Mark Stone, Living Arts art educator Jen Boyak, and founder of Dancing Between the Lines Dancer and Educator Kimberli Boyd.

Teachers work on art projects during Jen Boyak's workshop.

Teachers work on art projects during Jen Boyak’s workshop.

Participants experimenting with different instruments.

Participants experimenting with different instruments.

Upcoming AIE Event: NAEA 2013

The Institute for Arts Infused Education will be presenting at the 2013 National Art Education Association conference in Forth Worth, Texas on Friday, March 8th 2013.  The Executive Director, Mary Lou Greene, will present research on the use of arts-infused education and its’ successful academic impact with English language learners and at-risk student populations.

Join us to learn more about our approach to arts-infused education and how we can help incorporate the arts into your classroom!

NAEA PowerPoint Presentation 2013

2012 Summer Intensive Recap

Arts-Infused Education Conferece with the Root-Bernsteins

Michele and Robert Root-Berstein explores mathematical connections in Gene Davis’s abstract paintings.

On August 14th & 15th, 2012 the Institute for Arts Infused Education hosted it’s 7th Annual Summer Intensive at Marygrove College.  Each year the Institute for Arts Infused Education presents a conference geared at teaching artists, teachers and school administrators to learn new ways to infuse art into the core curriculum.

This year the Institute collaborated with Marygrove’s Science Department to present on “The Art & Science of Sound” where participants were able to explore the anatomy & physiology of sound, musical compositions with unusual instruments and the acoustics of physical space.

As always, there were a number of fantastic presenters at the Intensive! This year we were lucky enough to have Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, the authors of “Sparks of Genius”; Cara Grainger from Living Arts Detroit; Milfordean Luster from the Detroit Rep Theatre; and Jeanne Andreoli and Tara Sievers-Hunt the respective co-chairs of the Science and Music Department at Marygrove College.

Jeanne Andreoli Speaking

Marygrove Science Professor Jeanne Andreoli dives into the “science of sound” at the 2012 Summer Intensive.

Theater Workshop Performance

Participants present a small performance at the Summer Intensive.